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Stuck in negative thoughts or beliefs, here's an exercise to help.

How to shift negative thoughts and beliefs Do you struggle to get out of negative thoughts about yourself or your situation? Perhaps you are tired of hearing the same old beliefs about yourself? Well here is a breath-based technique that will help you to shift from the shadow into the light of joy. This technique will help you to shift your perceptions and grab a little space between you and your thoughts and beliefs. From that space, you will be able to feel lighter and see more clearly. it’s natural for the mind to focus on negativity, the things that go wrong, as this trait has helped humans survive for so long. It is time for us to re-take control of our mind. So here is the simple breathing exercise to dispel the shadows: Stand upSet your intention to clear negative thoughts and beliefsTake three small connected breaths. Breathe in through...
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Starting a breathwork practice, what you need to know.

Find a breathwork facilitator or practice on your own:

If you do not have a history of severe psychiatric illness or seizures, you can begin developing a breathwork practice on your own. Applications like Huma Breath are available to help with breathwork practice. Research has shown that using online breathwork programs, whilst not replacing, can replicate the benefits of in-person programs.

Experiment and figure out the best duration for you:

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A Zen Master’s tips for staying sane in challenging times by Thich Nhat Hahn


How do monks structure their day, balancing meditation, work & rest? Here are Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teachings on the art of living each day well. Compiled by Sr True Dedication 1. Guard the morning (and start it gently). Train yourself to begin the day with a few gentle breaths and a smile, *before* even getting out of bed (or checking the phone). Make the vow to live every hour of the day deeply, with compassion. 2. Savor your tea or coffee, slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves. Follow your breathing, relax the body, look out the window, listen to your heartbeat (this is nothing less than meditation). Drinking tea – Photo by Sara Wilhelmsson 3. Enjoy every step of breakfast-making. Life is made of small moments. There is nowhere to hurry to, nothing to get done. This is it! Enjoy the presence...
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What is Breathwork and what does a session look like?

A short video where I talk about what breathwork is and what a breathwork session with me look like.

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Online Breathwork with Geoffrey Smith

Do you know that I am offering regular online breathwork sessions?

Well, I am!

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What is medicinal breathwork, and how is it different from other types of breathwork? by Simon Cheng

Medicinal breathwork has been the second cornerstone of my health routine for the past 10 years. (My first cornerstone was turning to plant medicine, herbalism, and tea.) I first tried it was when I was 15 years old. I would hang out in the woods reading Herman Hesse and Jack Kerouac and meditate using techniques taught by my Chinese teacher. But it wasn’t until I almost completely destroyed my health that I got serious about it. Funny how many of us find ourselves in that boat.

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Breath Exercise - A Cleansing Breath

This breath will help you to ground yourself as well as help generally improve the movement of chi/energy throughout the whole body. It has a gentle but deep cleansing effect if used regularly.

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